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  1. OHS Electronic Management Systems for Construction

    By Imriyas Kamardeen

    Series: Spon Research

    Occupational accidents have a massive personal and social cost as well as a major financial cost. The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries, accounting for around 20–30% of all occupational deaths worldwide. The accompanying financial cost is either absorbed directly or...

    Published January 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Understanding Organisational Culture in the Construction Industry

    By Vaughan Coffey

    Series: Spon Research

    Since the early 1980s, researchers and practitioners in the organisational and management fields have presumed a link between organisational, or corporate, culture and organisational performance. Whilst many believe this exists, other authors have been critical of the validity of such studies. Part...

    Published January 24th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Containment of High-Level Radioactive and Hazardous Solid Wastes with Clay Barriers

    By Raymond N. Yong, Roland Pusch, Masashi Nakano

    Series: Spon Research

    One of the principal objections to or problems with the use of nuclear fuel is that a proven method for safe disposal of spent nuclear fuel has yet to be established. The central focus of most schemes underway to dispose of these high-level radioactive wastes relies on clay-based buffers and...

    Published October 5th 2009 by CRC Press

  4. Performance Improvement in Construction Management

    Edited by Brian Atkin, Jan Borgbrant

    Series: Spon Research

    Novel research in construction management is often distant from existing practice. This collection of reviews serves to bridge this gap under three major themes: innovation, organisation and human behaviour, and methods and tools. It outlines a series of successful collaborative projects between...

    Published September 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  5. Relational Contracting for Construction Excellence

    Principles, Practices and Case Studies

    By Albert P Chan, Daniel W Chan, John F Yeung

    Series: Spon Research

    Improved efficiency and effectiveness in the construction industry provide huge potential savings. Various forms of relational contracting such as partnering, alliancing, public private partnership (PPP), and joint venture are good examples of this. Relational Contracting for Construction...

    Published September 21st 2009 by Routledge

  6. Collaborative Construction Information Management

    Edited by Geoffrey Shen, Peter Brandon, Andrew Baldwin

    Series: Spon Research

    Most construction projects are large and costly. Collaborative working involves two or more stakeholders sharing their efforts and resources to complete the project more effectively and efficiently. Collaborative, integrative and multi-disciplinary teams can tackle the complex issues involved in...

    Published May 21st 2009 by Routledge

  7. Employee Resourcing in the Construction Industry

    Strategic Considerations and Operational Practice

    By Ani Raiden, Andrew Dainty, Richard Neale

    Series: Spon Research

    Construction is one of the most challenging industrial environments for effective people management. It is characterised by geographically dispersed projects, production-oriented management styles, long working hours, high levels of staff turnover and employment practices grounded in the...

    Published March 5th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Managing Knowledge in the Construction Industry

    By Alexander Styhre

    Series: Spon Research

    Knowledge management presents a new way of understanding organizations and companies, and is especially suited to sophisticated and highly technical firms and operations such as those in the construction industry. This new book draws on hard data from three separate research programs in...

    Published February 16th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Technology, Design and Process Innovation in the Built Environment

    Edited by Peter Newton, Keith Hampson, Robin Drogemuller

    Series: Spon Research

    Buildings and infrastructure represent principal assets of any national economy as well as prime sources of environmental degradation. Making them more sustainable represents a key challenge for the construction, planning and design industries and governments at all levels; and the rapid...

    Published February 8th 2009 by Spon Press

  10. Tropical Urban Heat Islands

    Climate, Buildings and Greenery

    By Nyuk Hien Wong, Yu Chen

    Series: Spon Research

    Conventional air conditioning is not a sustainable solution to the challenge of a hot or humid climate. The climate problem is compounded in so-called Urban Heat Islands, urban areas where the air can be 3–5°C hotter than its surrounding areas and where pollution levels are consequently raised....

    Published September 1st 2008 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Leadership and Sustainability in the Built Environment
    Edited by Alex Opoku, Vian Ahmed
    To Be Published February 8th 2015
  2. The Soft Power of Construction Contracting Organisations
    Edited by Sai On Cheung, Peter Shek Pui Wong, Tak Wing Yiu
    To Be Published February 19th 2015

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